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incus

 [ing´kus]
the middle of the three ossicles of the ear; called also anvil. See also color plates.

in·cus

, gen.

in·cu·dis

, pl.

in·cu·des

(ing'kŭs, in-kū'dis, in-kū'dēz), [TA] Avoid the incorrect plural inci.
The middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear; it has a body and two limbs or processes (long crus of incus and short crus of incus); at the tip of the long crus is a small knob, the lenticular process, which articulates with the head of the stapes.
Synonym(s): anvil
[L. anvil]

incus

(ĭng′kəs)
n. pl. incudes (ĭng-kyo͞o′dēz)
An anvil-shaped bone between the malleus and the stapes in the mammalian middle ear. Also called anvil.

in·cus

(ing'kŭs) [TA]
The middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear; it has a body and two limbs or processes (long crus and short crus); at the tip of the long crus is a small knob, the lenticular process that articulates with the head of the stapes.
Synonym(s): anvil.

incus

The middle of the three tiny bones (auditory ossicles) that form a chain across the middle ear linking the eardrum to the inner ear. The incus is anvil shaped.

incus

or

anvil

the anvil-shaped bone of the middle EAR, the central bone of the three ear ossicles, situated between the MALLEUS and STAPES.

Incus

The middle of the three bones of the middle ear. It is also known as the "anvil."
Mentioned in: Stapedectomy

in·cus

(ing'kŭs) [TA]
Middle of the three ossicles in the middle ear; has a body and two limbs or processes; at tip of long crus is a small knob, the lenticular process, which articulates with head of the stapes.
Synonym(s): anvil.
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Incus is more vulnerable to traumatic injury, being the heaviest and weakly anchored ossicule, while malleus is stabilised by the tensor tympani tendon and stapes by the stapedial tendon (2, 6, 7).
Details of Ossicular Chain Erosion Malleus Intact 69 67.6% Handle of malleus erosion 21 20.6% Complete erosion of malleus 12 11.8% 102 100 Incus Intact 6 5.9% Erosion of lenticular process 3 2.9% Erosion of long process 81 79.4% Erosion of body 12 11.8% 102 100 Stapes Suprastructure intact 54 52.9% Suprastructure eroded 48 47.1% 102 100 Table 3.
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Incus was the most common ossicle to undergo erosion in our study i.e.
However, only with a thorough otoscopic assessment could the underlying erosion of the long process of the incus be appreciated and ultimately managed.
In the Matter of Incus Co., 86 Federal Reserve Bulletin 246 (2000).